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this morning on "early today," going home. the last u.s. combat brigade pulls out of iraq, closing a seven-year chapter. no regrets. president obama stands by his comments in support of a controversial mosque plan near ground zero. and run for your lives. a bull charges into a stand of terrifying spectators in spain. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the long road home. more than seven years after the
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u.s.-led invasion of iraq began, it is now the beginning of the end of the american mission there. yesterday the last u.s. combat brigade left iraq, although some combat troops do remain, according to the government, the departure awaits a long awaited milestone. nbc's richard engel made the journey with the brigade and filed this report from the iraq "kuwait border. >> reporter: a short while ago we watched the last american combat troops cross through this gate, leaving iraq and entering here in kuwait. they were from the 42 striker brigade based in fort lewis in washington state. they call themselves the raiders and now they have a special place in the history of the iraq war. >> we're going home! >> reporter: they were the last 440 american combat troops to leave iraq and enter kuwait. >> it feels great to know that this battalion, the first and 38th infantry is the last unit
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to be in iraq, the last unit to be in iraq. >> reporter: the last stop is to go to a u.s. military base in kuwait and begin their journey home. richard engel, nbc news at the iraq/kuwait border. although combat troops are withdrawing, the u.s. military still has a lot of work to do before it's completely out of iraq. with more on that is nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us from washington. with a good morning to you anyone who watched the coverage watched richard engel's report. an incredibly emotional historical moment but the administration did is seek to clarify the combat mission ends august 31st. there are still 6,000 troops that need to leave. can you expand on that. >> yes, good morning lynn. despite the troops senior officials were out, the reality is there are these 6,000 american combat troops that are
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remaining for now. they will trickle out. some flying out later today. the rest will be out by august 31st, so the first striker brigade was the last to leave and kind of a symbolic exit. obviously it was under tight security. it was historic to watch on msnbc, but there are 6,000 more troops to need to get out of the country by august 31st, and it's unlikely that we'll hear from the president about the official end to this until that date, lynn. >> and, of course, there will be 50,000 more troops that will remain there described as really advisers that will assist iraq in a transitional period but obviously still great political instability there. we've seen increased violence just in the recent week. the white house has made it clear this is not yet mission accomplished. the question is what is next here? >> yeah, well their main focus will be on training these iraqi security forces. most of them will be in desk-type jobs, but the state department made it clear.
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spokesperson p.j. crowley says the end of war doesn't mean the risk of soldito soldiers is don. though they will see mostly training and desk jobs they will carry weapons, defend themselves, and provide assistance to them if need and also special forces troops will continue to work with iraqi security forces to find terrorists in that country. >> all right. kristen dahlgren for us in washington. a historic moment a milestone. we appreciate your perspective on it. >> you bet. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. for the second time this week, surveillance video has surfaced of an alleged police beating involving denver police officers. a man walking his dogs is stopped and questioned by police. he attempts to take a picture of an officer but is restrained and a struggle ensues. the officer is seen hitting the cuffing man who allegedly suffered a concussion. the incident is under investigation. indiana state police are looking for suspects after discovering an estimated 2,000
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street plants with an estimated value of $5,000 growing in a state park. police say operations are on the rise in about both public and secluded lands which cover both views and scents of the plants. and for one ultimate beatles fan in pennsylvania, saving her concert ticket stub just wasn't enough. she got paul mccartney's autograph on her back and then she had it tattooed. her check list caught mccartney's eye at a philadelphia show. by the end of the night she had a permanent reminder of what she calls the best experience of her life. that's a super fan. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc's meteorologist bill karins who are all wondering which tattoo you would have on your back. >> if i had to. >> you're not a tat guy. >> i was a huge fan but i don't know if i would want bono on my
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back. would give you a hard time about that. >> i would deserve it. let's talking the weather yesterday, lynn. we is saw the hottest temperatures in texas. it broke our streak. we had gone the entire month in august with 100-plus in dallas. some clouds yesterday. we only got to 96. as far as what we're going to deal with today, we're going to look at wet weather through the carolinas. that's where we're going to see more thunderstorms like yesterday. also we've got this cold front pushing down here through the northern great lakes. we see showers and thunderstorms around market and the upper peninsula. light shower activities through utah and wyoming, but overall it's a pretty quiet weather day. we're seeing wet weather. bring that umbrella with you from charlotte to raleigh. we've actually got heavy rain that's been in the same locations in portions of south carolina through the charlotte area. we'll see more storms later this afternoon. that forecast today, it's warm and beautiful from kansas city to denver, billings not bad
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either. we're going to be storm from atlanta through georgia and the carolinas. you're dry today from d.c. all the way up through england. that's a look at your thursday forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. washington, d.c., today, about 87 we'll call it. indianapolis a little hotter, sunny and 92. in milwaukee, 82, cloudy and partly cloudy skies. >> we'll chat about the friday forecast coming up lynn. >> thank you. the egg recall gets bigger b.j.'s outlook gets smaller and another change on facebook. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, yes, julia robberet changed to hinduism. the slugger that took the game to new heights. you're watching "early today."
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good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. president obama says he has, quote, no regrets about comments he made last week supporting muslims' right to build a mosque two blocks from ground zero. it comes as a new pew research poll shows one in five americans incorrectly believe the president is a muslim. just one-third of americans correctly say he is a christian, and 4 #% do not know what religion the president practices. meanwhile president obama is throwing his support behind the bill to help september 11th responders that has been stalled in the house. the proposed $7.4 billion measure would provide health care and compensation for ground zero workers suffering health problems. secretary of state hillary clinton will be announcing major steps today to energize public and private contributions to pakistan. despite more than 20 million
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people being left homeless by recent flooding, u.s. officials says only $50,000 has been texted in private donations. new satellite photos show how devastating monsoon rains have transformed the country's landscape in just three weeks' time. and dramatic footage out of spain shows a bull leaping out of an arena and then charged into a crowd of terrified spectators yesterday. the animal injured some 30 people before employees were able to get control of it. most of the victims suffered cuts or bruises, but a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured when one man was gored in the back. painful to watch. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,415 after gaining 9 points yesterday. the s&p rose a point, and the nasdaq jumped 6. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo
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the nikkei jumped up 122, and in hong kong the hang seng rose 49. a seesaw day on wall street ended on an upswing. thanks to some surprisingly solid retail reports. despite the marks, target shares shot up 2% by day's end after predicting a healthy sales increase for the second half of the year. another encouraging sign for the retail sector came late in the day when limited brands reported a big jump in second quarter net income. the parent company victoria's secret and bath & bodyworks also raised its full year forecast. however, not everyone is optimistic. b.j. slashed its outlook, sending shares down 3%. investors sold off shares of deering company shares but said sales were far below normal. after the bell general motors filed its first round of paperwork after its much anticipated public offering.
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the number of potentially contaminated eggs being recalled nationwide has been upped from 228 million to 380 million. hundreds of people from at least three states have gotten sick from a salmonella outbreak. health officials have traced it to wright county egg in iowa. facebook users will soon have another privacy center to monitor with a new places feature designed to track users' locations. and finally fans of frito-lay sun chips are making some noise about the snack's new biodegradable materials. it may be green but it turns out the bags make a loud crack ling noise which some is compare to a revving motorcycle and breaking glass. well, the rays sting the rangers, the yanks tame the tigers, and a big named player getted traded. plus, another one of those outrageous trick basketball shots. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. your thursday weather headlines, thunderstorms in the southeast and a new 100-degree
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streak will start today in dallas. your regional forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports the first place atlanta braves aren't taking anything for granted
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heading down the stretch. they have just added a star first baseman to their roster. here's nbc's mario solis with an early look at all your sports headlines. >> hi, there, good morning. with the playoffs right around the corner, the atlanta braves picked up a hard-hitting first baseman for the stretch run. the chicago cubs traded derrek lee. he said he wanted to stay on national league and play for a first-place team. he got his team. he'll join the club tomorrow. atlanta has had a flair for the dramatic this season. they've won 21 times in their final at-bat. that's best in the bigs. yesterday's victim, the washington nationals. jason heyward with a walk-off single. mets and 'stros needing four hours to decide a winner. bases loaded. ike davis with a high fly ball to right field. jose tags up to score the go ahead run. not pretty but the mets will take anything these days. they win it, 3-2, in 14 innings.
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evan longoria hitting his 16th homer of the year. he also had four rbi. tampa continues to roll by winning, 8-6. angel cabrera hit not one, but two homers into the night. he's now got 30. curtis granderson getting it done against his former team. his second homer in as many days. yankees keep pace with the rays by winning it, 9-5. finally when you thought you'd seen every wild shot imaginable, these kids from alabama took this game to new heights. watch as the ball free falls right into the hoop. here's how it looks from the ground. nothing but net. don't know if it's real or fake but one thing's for sure, air jordan never soared that high. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm mario solis. well, a laundry list of big named hollywood stars get more than just a manicure at the beauty salon.
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your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, a bittersweet discovery in georgia with meaning for all americans. you're watching "early today."
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well, welcome back. your thursday forecast dry from the great lakes all the way back down through new england. much of the region should be dry. you can leave the umbrella at home. we are seeing a little bit of wet weather up in northern
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wisconsin and northern portions of michigan. so those areas, you do need the umbrella. also thunderstorms are plentiful in the southeast from the carolinas, down through georgia and even there in new orleans. and the same forecast for tomorrow. a little shot of heat comes up into the mid-atlantic, d.c. to new york in the low 90s once again. 100-degree heat will continue in texas after our brief break yesterday. it should be really nice in colorado up into the northern plains. billings, about 90 for your friday. well, if you're watching us on wntv nbc 4 treat your family to live music before summer ends at the franklin county fairgrounds in winchester, but, hurry, the fair ends on saturday. that's your "early today" event of the day, lynn. do you do the midways? >> yeah. >> you like the midways? >> absolutely. all right. bill, thanks. look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. what's the world coming to when you can't even trust your
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stylist. jennifer aniston, melanie griffith and ann hathaway were all victimized in a credit card scam by the woman who ran their beverly hills beauty salon. live tyler alone lost more than $200,000. by the time lady gaga's tour ends it will most likely pass the $200 million mark. neil patrick harris and his long-time partner are expecting twins with the help of a surrogate. they're both, quote, excited, nervous, and thrilled. and finally after announcing her switch from catholicism to hinduism and subsequent reports that it led to battles with her husband on the home front julia roberts is no longer talking religion. when asked in japan she fell back on advise she got from her mother 20 2 2 years ago. you're an actor, act. don't talk politics and religion. goodiner party rule. >> that would be a good reality show. neil patrick harris with twins. they would be hysterical. >> he's hysterical.
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this comes to us from wsav where they have unearthed what's being called the most significant find in history. magnolia springs state park was always thought to be the site of the largest prison camp in the world during the civil war. recently archaeologists discovered artifacts that give us a glimpse into the lives of union soldiers imprisoned in the camps and the confederates who guarded them. well, i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> and a good thursday morning to you. all of the heavy rain is at of here. there is some drizzle and fog across the area today. allow yourself in some extra time. 74 downtown. 70 at the airport. the high temperatures yesterday were in the 70's. we are gradually going to clear. there will be partly cloudy
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skies. 85 to 90. we are surging above normal again today. it will be nice tonight. details on the seven-day forecast is coming up. >> thank you. here's a look ahead to 11 news today. >> a firefighter is suspended after an alleged attack involving a hammer and a transvestite. >> the last combat brigade moves out of the rock -- iraq. >> a much nicer ride out there compared to yesterday morning.
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >>


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